(By Veronica Commey, GNA. Courtesy Global Haulage Co. Ltd)
M’bour, Mar. 12, GNA – Black Satellites’ Samuel Afful struck late to earn Ghana qualification to the World Youth Championship after the team rallied to beat Zambia 2-1 on Thursday.
Substitute Afful, benefited from a failed offside trap by Zambia to book a place for the Satellites in the last four in their second Group B at the Africa Youth Championships (AYC), played at the Caroline Faye Stadium in M’bour.
The striker who came on for Benjamin Tetteh, took advantage of some fine work by Prosper Kassim and Clifford Aboagye to dart away and beat goalkeeper Banda Mangani for the winner.
The Black Satellites had their backs against the wall two minutes into the match when Dave Daka scored following some poor defending in the Ghana area to beat goalkeeper Mutawakilu Seidu in post.
Asiedu Attobrah drew parity for Ghana in the 26 minutes against the run of play when the Satellites earned a free kick in the area of the Zambians who until then proved dominant.
Ghana returned from recess the better side and had a few chances upfront but poor finishing ensured Zambian got off the hook repeatedly.
The result means Ghana join Nigeria and Mali as the first three teams to have qualified to represent Africa at the 2015 U-20 World Cup in New Zealand in May.
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